Have you heard of Homeopathy? Well recently I’ve been hearing more and more about this form of alternative “Green Medicine” as some would call it. I have friends that swear by it and a growing market that agrees. Homeopathy is the second most common form of alternative medicine in the world today as it is natural, holistic, environmental friendly and cost effective. It is the fastest growing version of holistic medicine. This natural solution serves as a boost to the immune system and is based on fundamental principles that have been used effectively in healing for thousands of years. These principles help to make homeopathy a distinct system of health care and guide the practice of homeopathic medicine while it opens up the industry to a holistic viewpoint.
It’s evident that the medical system today is failing, change is needed, as medications are so expensive. So is holistic medicine which is 1/3 cost of traditional treatment the answer?
Dr. Todd Rowe president and founder of the American Medical College of Homeopathy had a vision and was determined to see it come to pass. He has been a doctor of medicine since 1984 and a graduate of Rush Medical School, Chicago, Illinois. He achieved Board Certification in Psychiatry in 1992 and completed his homeopathic training at the Hahnemann College of Homeopathy in Albany, CA.
Dr. Rowe’s path would soon cross that of Dr. Lauri Grossman a licensed chiropractor/
homeopath and founder of the Homeopathy Cafe, who quickly became one of American Medical College of Homeopathy’s top teachers. The Cornell University graduate who received degrees from the New England School of Homeopathy and the prestigious Hahnemann College of Homeopathy in Berkeley, California was making a name for herself in this emerging field under the direction of Dr. Rowe.
American Medical College of Homeopathy was paying Dr. Grossman an attractive salary, but a large portion of that was used for her travels from her home in New York to Arizona to teach the course, as well as hotel accomodations. It wouldn’t be long before the economic crisis arrived and quickly began reducing student enrollment. At that time a new strategy was birthed to meet the needs of consumers.
The question was how can we make this grow when people have less Dr. Rowe explained. The solution was not to wait for the economy to turn, but instead meet it head on with a real solution
In 2009 Dr. Rowe implemented a new way to do business, a new way to teach and a new way to learn and the economy was the driving factor. This ground breaking process improvement allowed the school to not only save money but increase revenues by opening it up to students across the water using technology.
How you may ask is Dr. Rowe doing this? The answer came right on time in the form of an asynchronous format that allows students to participate in the courses offered at the school in Arizona from anywhere in the world. The difference with this format compared to traditional on-line schools is that it is fully interactive. It allows students to view the classroom live, participate, ask questions and really be a part of the learning process.
This new online platform created by Dr. Rowe started in Feb/March of 2009 and has exploded as more people are interested in this growing trend in medicine due to the economical restraints of our nation. For some, practicing homeopathy medicine is a 2nd or 3rd career. For Dr. Grossman this was a life saver as she was able to expand her teaching to reach those who would have normally passed on the chance to study with such a prestigious school due to travel expenses. Dr. Grossman could save time and money by teaching courses from her home in New York while students tuned in via the web.
A shift in the economy created more opportunities for those looking to explore another career path by providing new students with an option to go to school in the comfort of their own space. A revolutionary solution birthed in the midst of a declining economy has proven to be the cornerstone of success for Dr. Todd Rowe and Dr. Lauri Grossman.
Both Dr. Rowe and Dr. Grossman are very passionate about their work and delighted at the success of being able to provide a good service for so many good hearted people within the homeopathy industry. It’s all about seizing an opportunity when you see it. Dr. Rowe saw a chance to make a difference and because of his determination to see his school succeed despite the economy faired very well for the American Medical College of Homeopathy and Dr. Grossman. Future plans for the American Medical College of Homeopathy are to have the first full time homeopathic medical school by 2011 and by the looks of the body of work it’s going to be BIG.
5 With Clyde Break-Away’s
- Don’t compromise quality
- never make any assumptions,
- solicit feedback from your clients and in this case your students.
- Embrace technology
- For some this new recession trend can be beneficial and lucrative when you are able to think outside of the box.